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- Author(s)Donald Culross Peattie
- PublisherTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication26/09/2013
- GenreNatural History: General
- Place of PublicationSan Antonio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTrinity University Press,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight431 g
- Width140 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Pagination324 pp
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Author BiographyDonald Culross Peattie (1898-1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the 20th century. Peattie was born in Chicago and grew up in Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, which sparked his interest in the immense wonders of nature. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. After working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he decided to pursue a career as a writer. In 1925 he became a nature columnist for the Washington Star Newspaper and subsequently went on to pen more than twenty fiction and nonfiction books in the next five decades. Widely acclaimed and popular in his age, his legacy has been attributed as inspiring a modern age of nature writing.
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